1. Multi-ship Exercise Koa Kai Gets Underway Near Hawaii

    Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii starting Jan. 24 and continuing through Jan. 31.

    In this file photo from a previous Koa Kai exericse, USS O'Kane (DDG 77) launches an exercise torpedo. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
  2. Pacific Fleet Commander Thanks Sailors in Singapore

    Adm. Harry Harris visited Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific and Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) Jan. 22 in Singapore.

    Adm. Harry Harris greets Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in Singapore, Jan. 22. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician Technical 2nd Class Shawn D. Stone)
  3. Bonhomme Richard Completes Maintenance Availability

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed a three-month maintenance availability period, Jan. 21.

    Machinist's Mate Fireman Chase Owen checks stern gate two's cooling water valves aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Jan. 21 during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jerome D. Johnson)
  4. Senator Rubio Visits 7th Fleet Commander Aboard Flagship

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met with U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while visiting Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 21.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is greeted by Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, on the quarterdeck of the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a visit to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten)
  5. USS McCampbell Visits Saipan during 7th Fleet Patrol

    The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in Saipan for a port visit, Jan. 21, while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrives in Saipan, Jan. 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro)
  6. USS Spruance Rescues Mariner in Singapore Strait

    Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance rescued a Filipino mariner, Jan. 18, who had fallen overboard from his vessel while transiting the Singapore Strait.

    Lt. j.g. Katherine Miyamasu, center, provides water to a rescued Filipino mariner in the Singapore Strait, Jan. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. Pacific Navies Focus on Disaster Relief at 7th Fleet Conference

    More than 100 medical experts from nine countries in the Pacific region gathered in Yokosuka, Japan at the annual Pacific Navies Senior Medical Leadership Seminar, January 15-16 to begin development of common Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HA/DR) procedures.

    International medical officers taking part in a U.S. 7th Fleet medical seminar tour the medical facilities aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison)
  8. Navy Investigates Fuel Leak at Underground Storage Facility

    The Navy, in close coordination with the Hawaii State Department of Health and other agencies, is investigating a fuel leak from one tank at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility.

    Capt. Mark Wheeler, commanding officer of the Naval Supply Fleet Logistics Center, and Capt. Mike Williamson, regional engineer for Commander Navy Region Hawaii, conduct a press conference Jan. 16 with Ernest Lau, manager and chief engineer, Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Dr. Keith Kawaoka, director, Hawaii Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response office. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nardel Gervacio)
  9. Aircraft Carrier Moves Underscore Pacific Rebalance Strategy

    USS Ronald Reagan will relieve USS George Washington in Japan and USS Theodore Roosevelt will leave the East Coast for San Diego. Specific timelines will be announced separately, closer to the actual movement of the carriers.

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) operates in the Pacific conducting training exercises in preparation for a previous deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray)
  10. USS North Carolina, CTF-72 Participate in Snapdragon Exercise

    The Virginia-class attack submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft took part in the anti-submarine warfare training exercise in the Philippine Sea Dec. 30 to Jan. 1.